Title: President, Chief Executive Officer
Company: Custom Travel Solutions, Inc.
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Beth Gardner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Custom Travel Solutions, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in travel services.
Ms. Gardner knew from an early age that she wanted to work in travel services, and when she was 17, she declared as a Miss Calgary Stampeder finalist that her dream was to own a travel company one day. In 1995, she fulfilled that dream, founding Custom Travel Solutions, Inc., for which she still serves as chief executive officer and president. Prior to founding her company, she worked in logistics in the oil and gas industry.
Throughout her career, Ms. Gardner has met numerous challenges in her field, including having to be seen and heard as a woman in a male-dominated industry. In recent years, she has been successful in showcasing her presentations and prospect meetings, and the environment has improved substantially since the beginning of her firm. With a focus on ethics, honesty, and the highest degree of integrity, Ms. Gardner is particularly proud of the culture she has helped foster in her company among her team.
Always striving to think outside the box for her clients, Ms. Gardner is planning to launch a new logistics technology platform within the next year. It will be the first of its kind in North America. Renowned for lending her experience and knowledge to clients, Ms. Gardner credits much of her success to her willingness to follow her heart, work hard, and treat others the way she would want to be treated.
An active leader in her community, Ms. Gardner was active with Dreams Take Flight, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing trips to medically, mentally, physically, socially, or emotionally disadvantaged children. She advises those who are interested in pursuing a career in her field to always believe in themselves, to ignore those who want to bring them down, and to believe in their own talents. Looking toward the future, Ms. Gardner intends to experience the continued success of her company and her entire team.
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